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United States

[Before it was sent, this letter was read to and approved by every officer of the regiment who had served through the Santiago campaign.]

[Copy.]

CAMP WIKOFF, September 10, 1898.

TO THE SECRETARY OF WAR.

SIR: In answer to the circular issued by command of Major-General Shafter under date of September 8, 1898, containing a request for information by the Adjutant-General of September 7th, I have the honor to report as follows:

[The following is the report of the Associated Press correspondent of the "round-robin" incident. It is literally true in every detail. I was present when he was handed both letters; he was present while they were being written.]

It has been suggested to me that when Bucky O'Neill spoke of the vultures tearing our dead, he was thinking of no modern poet, but of the words of the prophet Ezekiel: "Speak unto every feathered fowl . . . . . ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty and drink the blood of the princes of the earth."

 FAILURE OF THE JESUITS. - WHAT THEIR SUCCESS WOULD HAVE INVOLVED. - 
 FUTURE OF THE MISSION.

 CONVERSION OF LOYOLA. - FOUNDATION OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS. - 
 PREPARATION OF THE NOVICE. - CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ORDER. - 
 THE CANADIAN JESUITS.

 INFANCY OF MONTREAL. - THE FLOOD. - VOW OF MAISONNEUVE. - PILGRIMAGE. - 
 D'AILLEBOUST. - THE HOTEL-DIEU. - PIETY. - PROPAGANDISM. - WAR. - 
 HURONS AND IROQUOIS. - DOGS. - SALLY OF THE FRENCH. - BATTLE. - 
 EXPLOIT OF MAISONNEUVE.

 LE JEUNE'S VOYAGE. - HIS FIRST PUPILS. - HIS STUDIES. - 
 HIS INDIAN TEACHER. - WINTER AT THE MISSION-HOUSE. - 
 LE JEUNE'S SCHOOL. - REINFORCEMENTS.

 IROQUOIS PRISONERS. - PISKARET. - HIS EXPLOITS. - MORE PRISONERS. - 
 IROQUOIS EMBASSY. - THE ORATOR. - THE GREAT COUNCIL. - 
 SPEECHES OF KIOTSATON. - MUSTER OF SAVAGES. - PEACE CONFIRMED.

 LE JEUNE JOINS THE INDIANS. - THE FIRST ENCAMPMENT. - THE APOSTATE. - 
 FOREST LIFE IN WINTER. - THE INDIAN HUT. - THE SORCERER. - 
 HIS PERSECUTION OF THE PRIEST. - EVIL COMPANY. - MAGIC. - 
 INCANTATIONS. - CHRISTMAS. - STARVATION. - HOPES OF CONVERSION. - 
 BACKSLIDING. - PERIL AND ESCAPE OF LE JEUNE. - HIS RETURN.

 UNCERTAINTIES. - THE MISSION OF JOGUES. - HE REACHES THE MOHAWKS. - 
 HIS RECEPTION. - HIS RETURN. - HIS SECOND MISSION. - WARNINGS OF DANGER. - 
 RAGE OF THE MOHAWKS. - MURDER OF JOGUES.

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